We are the biggest fans of the National Parks. We try to visit as many as we can whenever we travel anywhere. There are so many cool things to see inside these parks. So many beautiful places and so much to learn!

Our boys have over 100 different junior ranger badges from National Parks, and other National Sites throughout Utah and the United States.

We also know that visiting a National Park requires some good information and planning, so we share all the details from our visit on these posts. We give tips and tricks, and all the things you need to know.

There are also specific posts about some of our favorite hikes in the national sites. This is to help you choose which trails are going to work for your family.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

We love national parks! We found out from talking to our fellow Utahns, that not many people have heard of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, even though it is just 5 hours from the Wasatch Front. This national park has been a national monument since all the way back…


Black Canyon of the Gunnison Kid Hikes

We like to round up hikes for the kids in each national park we visit. We want to give you an easy guide for hikes that you can do as a family when you visit. Black Canyon of the Gunnison has a variety of hikes located on both the north and…


Warner Point Nature Trail

Warner Point Nature Trail is a nice nature hike at the very end of South Rim Road in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. This short hike runs a mile and a half roundtrip to a nice overlook for Black Canyon. What makes this trail great, though, is not the…


Rim Rock Nature Trail and Uplands Trail

Two trails in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park can easily be combined into one beautiful loop. The Rim Rock Nature Trail and the Uplands Trail can be hiked separately as out and back trails, but the distance we combined is only a bit over 2 miles. This loop trail…


Cedar Point Nature Trail

Calling the Cedar Point Nature Trail a hike is a bit of a stretch. It's a third of a mile walk to the one of the many overlooks along the south rim of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. It is flat and easy, and most people make the walk…


Oak Flat Loop Trail | Black Canyon

Full disclosure: We tried to hike the Oak Flat Loop, but we didn't make it all the way around. We were stopped just before we made it halfway by a precocious little black bear, and we had to retrace our steps. Still, we saw enough of this trail to give a…